Best Mediterranean Design Books: A Curated Selection

Discover the enchanting world of Mediterranean design with our meticulously curated collection of Mediterranean Design Books. From the rustic charm of Tuscan villas to the vibrant colors of coastal retreats, our selection offers a deep dive into the architectural and interior elegance of the Mediterranean.

Whether you’re an aspiring designer, a seasoned architect, or a decor enthusiast, these books provide invaluable insights and inspiration to bring the timeless beauty of Mediterranean style into your own space. Explore now and transform your understanding of this captivating design approach.

Our Favorite Mediterranean Design Books

The New Mediterranean: Homes and Interiors Under the Southern Sun

The New Mediterranean: Homes and Interiors Under the Southern Sun

This visually stunning book offers readers a chance to explore the contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean design. “The New Mediterranean: Homes and Interiors Under the Southern Sun” brings together a collection of homes and interiors that embody the essence of Southern Sun living. It is an essential read for those who are captivated by the blend of minimalism, tradition, and nature that typifies modern Mediterranean aesthetics.

The Mediterranean Home: Residential Architecture and Interiors with a Southern Touch

The Mediterranean Home: Residential Architecture and Interiors with a Southern Touch

“The Mediterranean Home” is a comprehensive guide that focuses on the residential architecture and interior design that characterize this region. This book takes readers on a journey through various homes that showcase a Southern touch, making it an invaluable resource for architects, designers, and enthusiasts of Mediterranean style.

Architecture and Design Library: Mediterranean Style

Architecture and Design Library: Mediterranean Style

Authored by Robert Fitzgerald, this entry in the Architecture and Design Library series provides a detailed exploration of the Mediterranean style in architecture and design. It offers valuable insights, historical context, and design ideas, making it an indispensable guide for professionals and students in the field of design and architecture.

Dan Sater’s Mediterranean Home Plans

Dan Sater's Mediterranean Home Plans

In “Dan Sater’s Mediterranean Home Plans,” the author presents a collection of 65 exquisite designs in the new Mediterranean style. This book serves as a source of inspiration for those looking to build or renovate their homes in this distinctive style, offering a range of plans from a renowned designer in the field.

Mediterranean Design by Mary Whitesides

Mediterranean Design by Mary Whitesides

Mary Whitesides’ “Mediterranean Design” dives into the key elements that define the Mediterranean style, including its vibrant colors, emphasis on outdoor living, and cultural influences. This book is a treasure trove for anyone looking to incorporate the Mediterranean aesthetic into their home decor or design projects.

Mediterranean Landscape Design

mediterranean landscape design Louisa Jones and Clive Nichols

Louisa Jones and Clive Nichols collaborate in “Mediterranean Landscape Design” to offer readers a unique perspective on the outdoor elements of Mediterranean style. The book covers various aspects of landscape design, enriching the reader’s understanding of how outdoor spaces can be designed to complement the Mediterranean aesthetic.

More Mediterranean Design Books

These additional titles delve deeper into the architectural marvels, interior elegance, and unique lifestyle that the Mediterranean region offers. Whether you are an architect, designer, or simply someone enchanted by this style, these books provide a wealth of inspiration and knowledge.

  • Casa Bohemia: The Spanish-Style House: A celebration of Spanish-style architecture and interiors, this book takes readers through beautifully preserved houses in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain, showcasing haciendas and California mission styles.
  • Mediterranean Modern: Featuring 25 new houses around the Mediterranean, this book emphasizes clean lines and seamless indoor-outdoor living, spanning locations from southern Spain to northern Africa, and from Greece to the Côte d’Azur.
  • Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities: This insightful book explores how vernacular Mediterranean building traditions influenced twentieth-century modernist architects, offering an alternative history of modern architecture.
  • Mediterranean Architecture: A Sourcebook of Architectural Elements: Over 1,100 images explore Mediterranean architecture in detail, spanning from the Early Renaissance in Europe to contemporary times in the U.S.
  • Casas to Castles: Florida’s Historic Mediterranean Revival Architecture: Explore 40 historic Mediterranean revival homes in Florida, showcasing the works of renowned architects like Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio.
  • Architectural Details: Spain And the Mediterranean: Richard S. Requa’s book, published in 1926, documents authentic architecture and fueled the Spanish Revival movement in architecture.
  • Mediterranean Domestic Architecture for the United States: A reprint of Rex Newcomb’s book, providing insights and black-and-white photographs of Mediterranean Domestic Architecture from the 1920s.
  • Mediterranean Lifestyle: A photographic overview of the Mediterranean’s landscape, customs, architecture, and interior design.
  • European Dream Homes: 200 French, English and Mediterranean Designs: Combines modern floor plans with Old World charm, bringing a taste of Europe home.
  • 95 Captivating Designs Including Tuscan & Andalusian Styles: Dan Sater’s collection of Mediterranean home designs with open interiors and expansive outdoor spaces.
  • Mediterranean Inspiration: 125 Home Plans Inspired by Southern European Style: Bringing the allure of the Mediterranean into readers’ hands with 125 home plans inspired by Southern European style.
  • Mediterranean Design: Showcases vibrant colors, outdoor-living emphasis, and the diverse cultural influences of Mediterranean style.
  • Relaxed Living Inspired by Strong Colors and Natural Materials: Presents a world synonymous with relaxed Mediterranean living, emphasizing color, pattern, and natural materials.
  • Mediterranean Home Plans Collection: A selection of 101 Mediterranean home plans, including Andalusian, Tuscan, Italian, Spanish, and Courtyard designs.
  • Mediterranean Landscape Design: Human beings have been transforming Mediterranean landscapes into art for at least 30,000 years, and this book celebrates this legacy.

Enjoy Our Curated Selection of Mediterranean Design Books

Each book in this selection offers a unique window into the world of Mediterranean design, providing a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Whether you are a professional in the field, a student of design, or simply someone with an appreciation for Mediterranean aesthetics, these books are valuable resources that will enhance your understanding and love for this timeless style.

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A curated collection of Mediterranean Design Books
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